Celtic Music Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Halle Cultural Arts Center. Barrowburn, the acoustic Celtic music band based in Raleigh, presents traditional Irish music celebrating St. Patrick's Day on Saturday, March 13 at 8 pm at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St. in Historic Downtown Apex. Special guests include the Rude Troll Celtic Band and the Inis Cairde School of Irish Dance. Tickets are $8 and available at the box office or etix.com. Barrowburn prides itself in its versatility. The band is equally at home ripping through a set of jigs or reels as they are rendering the simple beauty of a slow air or lament. They perform both legacy and contemporary ballads from the tradition as well as comical pub songs. In concert, they demonstrate their love for Celtic music, but do so from an American perspective. The performers include Virgil Sealy on fiddle, mandolin, bodhran and vocals; Jeff Cates on fiddle and vocals; Richard Nardin on guitar and vocals; and Nathan Deese on flute, whistle, mandolin, and vocals. The band takes its name from the “Barrowburn Reel” composed by Addie Harper. Legend has it that Harper was inspired by the bucolic beauty of Barrowburn, Northumberland, nestled in the Cheviot Hills along the border of England and Scotland. Barrowburn has played at numerous festivals including the Gaelic Festival in Raleigh, Celtic Fest in Cary, and the International Festival in Raleigh. They often play for dancers at both Céilí and Contra dances as well as private parties and receptions throughout North Carolina. For over ten years, they have been the house band at TirnanOg, Raleigh's premier Irish Pub.
Family Movie Night at the Halle “Princess and the Frog” Thursday, March 18 2010, 6 pm (doors-5:30 pm) Tickets: $5 and include a pizza meal. All Ages. Spend a fun-filled evening viewing this fairy tale set in Jazz Age-era New Orleans and centered on a young girl named Tiana and her fateful kiss with a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again. We set up tables and only 70 chairs for this special event. Enjoy pizza while watching the movie. Additionally, bottled water and dessert is included while you sit back and enjoy the show. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Carolina Philharmonic Carolina Philharmonic presents, “The Emperor” Saturday, March 27, 2010, 8 pm (doors-7:30) Tickets: $15-door, $10-advance, $5-Children and Students 18 and under and Seniors 65 and older. The Halle Cultural Arts Center is pleased to present the Triangle premiere appearance of Maestro David Michael Wolff and the Carolina Philharmonic, North Carolina’s Premier Chamber Orchestra. A regular guest artist at Carnegie Hall and other major venues throughout the world, Maestro Wolff recently launched the Carolina Philharmonic, serving Fayetteville, Southern Pines, Greenville and Raleigh. Their whirlwind first season (as West Side Chamber Orchestra) took them from Fayetteville, Southern Pines and Greenville to Carnegie Hall, where a large audience brought repeatedly to its feet convinced the presenters to invite the Orchestra back to Carnegie in Spring 2010. Indeed, everywhere the orchestra has performed has earned its musicians standing ovations and ecstatic accolades. For more information about the Carolina Philharmonic go to www.carolinaphil.com.
Aesop’s Fables Aesop’s (Oh So Slightly Updated) Fables by Kim Espo Wyile - Friday, April 16, 8pm (doors-7:30 pm); Saturday, Apr 17, 8pm (doors-7:30 pm); Sunday, Apr 18, 2pm(doors-1:30 pm) Tickets: $7 adults, $5 children 12 and under Director: Kathleen Rudolph, Raleigh Little Theatre This short comic play weaves some of Aesop’s most famous fables into a show that’s fun, fast-paced and full of surprises. Contains: Dog and the Bone; Tortoise and the Hare; Lion and the Mouse; Fox and the Grapes; The Miller, His Son And the Donkey; and The Country Maid.
Grey Seal Puppets Present “Salsa Cinderella” Rescheduled: Saturday, May 22, 10 am (doors-9:30am) and 2 pm (doors-1:30pm) Grey Seal Puppets bring their whimsical approach to storytelling and exquisite puppet design to a new performance, “Salsa Cinderella.” The classic tale of love and footwear is told with a spicy twist! Take a fresh look at the story of Cinderella re-told with South of the Border flavor. An original musical score by Charlotte composer John Alexander will have you fighting the urge to mambo in the aisles. This show is sure to delight the salsa fan in everyone! Pass the tortilla chips, please